VOOM's Animania HD Premieres PIC ME Series

PIC ME Hi-Def Animated Show and Fun Filled Website Make Pre-Schoolers into TV Stars Beginning In June

New York, NY – May 1, 2006 – Wouldn't it be great to see your child's face on TV? Well, now here's the opportunity with PIC ME, the award-winning animated series where a child's face is featured as a "starring" character in each episode. Animania HD, the only channel dedicated to high-definition animation where cartoon worlds take on astonishing depth and detail, premieres the new light-hearted series PIC ME on Thursday, June 1, 2006, along with a fun-filled interactive website. PIC ME will be airing as part of Animania HD's "Little Big Blocks," featuring programming devoted to pre-schoolers.

Parents from across the country can send in their child's photo for a chance to be included in PIC ME. Photos will be selected by the show's producers for inclusion into pre-made cartoons which also feature delightful animal characters. Engaging and fun, the cartoons also teach basic concepts such as spelling and language to preschool children ages 3-5. Each show is five minutes long with fifty-two episodes airing.

Don't want to wait til June 1st? Beginning May 8th, go to www.Animaniahd.com, where E-cards can be created featuring your child's photo along side the PIC ME characters, which can then be sent to family and friends. Photos can also be inserted into PIC ME trailers which are viewable on the website, along with wallpaper and coloring sheets for downloading.

PIC ME was a double winner at the 2005 Digital Media Awards, receiving both the Grand Prix and 1st Prize for Digital storytelling. The Kidscreen Summit – "Pitch It" Competition New York 2005 awarded the show its 1st Prize as well.

Animania HD, on Dish channel 9474, is part of the VOOM HD Networks, the largest suite of high-definition channels available anywhere. In addition to PIC ME "Little Big Blocks" features the following shows: The Shapies, where toy shapes with unique personalities are trapped in an old toy box, but emerge and explore a world beyond the toy box; Dougie In Disguise, featuring an imaginative boy and his pet dog who travel to exciting places by way of a magical sticker album; Danny & Daddy, about a boy who loves to paint. Daddy and the audience try to guess what Danny had in mind when he draws; Vitaminix, a short, fun-filled series that introduces children to the interesting world of food and their vitamin & mineral content; and Why? which explains how things work in a simple and colorful way.

VOOM HD Networks is the largest suite of high-definition channels available anywhere, produced exclusively in high definition for distribution in the U.S. through satellite and cable operators. The VOOM HD Networks carry programming in categories as diverse as sports, movies, fashion, music and art. Today, the VOOM HD Networks are available nationally on Echostar's DISH Network. The VOOM HD Networks were developed by Rainbow Media to meet the growing demand for quality high-definition programming, building on Rainbow Media's history of original programming innovation.

About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC

A leader in the entertainment industry, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow creates and manages some of the country's most compelling and dynamic programming with linear networks including national networks – AMC, fuse, IFC (The Independent Film Channel) and WE: Women's Entertainment; its regional programming service – Rainbow Sports Networks; on-demand networks including Mag Rack and sportskool; and the largest suite of high definition channels available anywhere – the VOOM HD Networks. Rainbow's other businesses include its film distribution, production and exhibition division – IFC Entertainment; in addition to its advertising sales division – Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation – and its full service network programming origination and distribution company – Rainbow Network Communications.

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